2017 Float Teams

Float Team Manager Vincent Walsh has just returned from a trip to Italy, and a venue visit ahead of the 23rd FIPSed Fédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive en Eau Douce European Championships.

Next month, along with members Brian Bohan, Phil Walton, Bob Hulme and Tommy Dowd the team will travel to fish the Canal Bianco, a tidal water in North East Italy. Knowing that the water levels can rise and fall during the competition, along with the recent exclusion of the Wels Catfish it will be bream of various sizes that will be the target species and plans are in place for preparation & baits during practise week.

Vincent is also pleased to announce the team who will travel to Belgium in September to represent Ireland at the World Championships. They are:- James Gargan, James O’Doherty, Jordan Hall, Tommy Lawton and Jason Ward.

The two teams are sponsored by Tubertini UK LTD

 

Michael Creed TD launches WYAC at Inniscarra Lake

Michael Creed TD, minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cork North West officially launched the FIPS-ed World Youth Angling Championships in Coachford, Co. Cork today.  Anglers and officials, sponsors & partners gathered on the Coachford Greenway in support of this prestigious international fishing event specifically for Youths. 

Minister Creed enthused on the value of the Coachford Greenway to the local community and its economic benefit as an international angling centre of excellence. Der Casey of the National Coarse Fishing Federation thanked the local community groups as well as the sponsors of the event, Cork County Council, Inland Fisheries Ireland, ESB, Cork Convention Bureau and Failte Ireland for their commitment to hosting the championships.   

Inland Fisheries Ireland Suzanne Campion outlined their sponsorship commitment including manpower, safety boats and bio security as well as financial support. Frank Barry ESB commented on the outstanding success of the 2014 championships and their positive impact on the local area. Cllr Gobnait Moynihan representing the Cork County Mayor commented on the importance of this type of event in rural areas and expressed delight that the International angling fraternity was returning to the Cork with such a major tournament. Seamus Heaney Cork Convention Bureau concurred with the positive remark of other speakers and said how happy Failte Ireland was to be afforded the opportunity to be involved again with this event. Doug Lucey Coachford Community Council represented the local community.

Background

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland have secured the World Youth Angling Championships to take place in Coachford in August 2017.  This event is the largest on the FIPSed, Fédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive en Eau Douce world championship angling calendar with over 20 Nations expected to present Youth teams in the categories U15, U20 and U25.  

The event will be staged on Inniscarra Reservoir and include the Coachford Greenway, a 2.8km linear park in the form of a walkway, available for everyone to enjoy; walking, jogging, rowing, family days out, picnics and fishing. Development of this multi – purpose amenity continues and we are pleased to announce that a further €150,000 is to be used to upgrade Greenway to include achieving Sport Ireland National Trails status.  Works are expected to start soon with funding awarded from Cork County Council, Rob Allen Engineering, National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland and Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Ltd under the REDZ scheme.  

In August 2013 the ESB entered into a 25 year licence agreement with Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Ltd to support the construction of the Greenway.  The project, a huge investment for the region has been a success and we welcomed 25 nations to the World Feeder Fishing Championships here in 2014 which has left a legacy for angling in the area.  Since this time the number of anglers visiting the region and the benefit to local businesses has increased. The Youth event is expected to bring a further 5000+ bed nights to the region. The Greenway is also popular with members of the local community of all ages enjoying the outdoors.  

For more details of the World Youth Angling Championships please visit the dedicated website here

Ireland’s Tubertini Match Club Fifth in the World!

Two teams were selected to represent Ireland at the very first FIPSed Fédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive en Eau Douce World Feeder Championships for Clubs in Spain.  The two coarse angling club teams from Tubertini Match Group and VDR Erne Anglers were up against the Worlds best feeder angling teams in the championships which fielded 31 club teams from 16 nations.

Ireland Youth Team Manager Jack Tisdall fishing alongside club members and fellow Fermanagh anglers Tony Kersley and Mark Theedom along with Cavan angler Francis McGoldrick, gave an outstanding performance winning his section on both days leading the team to a fifth place.  A proud day for the team and Ireland – just one good carp away from a podium finish!  In the Individual standings Jack Tisdall became the first Irish Angler to win his section on both days of a major World Championships, with a perfect score of two points he was placed in second place in the Championships, only beaten on total weight countback by the Italian angler Marco Manni.

Team Tubertini finished in 9th place on day one and 3rd place on day two with Ireland 1st & 2nd in D section. Team Ireland VDE Erne Anglers John McVey, Karl Woodhouse, Brian Bohan and Gavin Brown finished a very credible 17th out of the 31 club teams representing 16 nations with Karl Woodhouse section in his section to Jack Tisdall on day two.

Club Sportvisserij Preston Netherlands are the World Club Champions in this popular coarse angling method with SILVER going to Preston Innovation England and BRONZE to the Club Flagman Feeder Masters of Ukraine.

Details of qualifiers for those who wish to represent Ireland at this event in 2018 will be announced shortly.

Match Report:

Both teams travelled together, arriving at the venue the weekend before the Championships for a practise week in order to try to get to grips with a difficult fast flowing venue, containing mainly Carp, a species neither team were use to catching in a river situation in Ireland. The six days of practise in fantastic weather conditions of up to 23c, went really well with our anglers catching as much as 20kgs of fish in the 5 hour sessions. Fish caught were mainly Carp, fish up to 5kgs being landed, the average fish being 1 1/2kgs.

On the morning of the competition it was the narrow A section that most of the members of the team wanted to draw. This section was only about 25m wide and full of fish. B, C and D Section were much wider up to 60m and had not fished as well in practise.

Each of the 31 teams had an angler in each section (ABCD), with the results being calculated on points awarded for the place each angler in a team achieved in his section. Our teams were fairly confident with the tactics we would employ, fishing Sticky Maggot in the Feeder, close to the far bank with bunches of Dead Maggot on a strong hook.

Day one had went really well with three of the eight anglers achieving a top 3 finish in their sections. The more experienced Tubertini team finished on 29 points in 9th position on day one, with the less experienced Van Den Eynde team in a creditable 20th, ahead of the strongly fancied England Barnsley Blacks team which contained a number of International anglers including 5 times individual World Champion Alan Scothorne. Many of the countries had fielded their International teams in the event. The best individual weight had been caught by Spain’s Roberto Garcia in A Section a fantastic weight of 65.077Kgs.

Tubertini Match Group 

PEG NAME WEIGHT Kgs POINTS
A F. McGoldrick 23.613 3
B T. Kersley 3.294 13
C J. Tisdall 14.850 1
D M. Theedom 1.893 12

Van Den Eynde Erne Anglers

PEG NAME WEIGHT Kgs POINTS
A K Woodhouse 13.095 10
B J McVey 4.259 10
C B Bohan 1.215 16
D G. Brown 7.633 2

After the evening team meeting tactics were adjusted slightly for day two based on what the team members had learned in the first day of competition. Both teams were hopeful of a better result on day two.

The second day of competition had been a huge success, again three of our anglers gained top three places in their sections. The Tubertini Team scored 21 points and gained an outstanding 3rd place on the day and moving up to 5th in the overall rankings, this was the clubs best ever result at a major World Championships Club event, having finished 6th in France in 1996. the Team were just 5 points short of a team Bronze medal. Van Den Eynde also scored well moving up two places to 18th in the final table, ahead of many fancied world class teams.

Tubertini Match Group 

PEG NAME WEIGHT Kgs POINTS
A M. Theedom 15.074 7
B F. McGoldrick 2.565 10
C T. Kersley 7.830 3
D J. Tisdall 13.929 1

Van Den Eynde Erne Anglers

PEG NAME WEIGHT POINTS
A B. Bohan 10.132 9
B J. McVey 4.920 10
C G. Brown 2.925 10
D K Woodhouse 7.128 2

Returning home both our teams can be proud of their achievements over the week, keeping Ireland at the top of the World Angling.

Lure Anglers to represent Ireland at Shore World Championships in Italy!

After 16 separate rounds of qualifiers held over two weekends in March on The River Cusher in Co. Armagh the National Coarse Federation of Ireland are are pleased to announce the team who will attend the  FIPSed Fédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive en Eau Douce World Predator Championships Shore Fishing with Lures. The team who will represent Ireland at the championships in Italy this June are;

Jacek Gorny
Lindsay Mcfadden
David Bowles
Colin Rutherford

The team members who scored 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th in the qualifiers will be accompanied by Andrew Powell in reserve, Stephen Steven Powell delegate and Tomek Kurman Captain who finished in 6th, 7th & 8th positions. Commiserations to Guntars Vaivads whose excellent performance gave him 3rd place at the qualifiers but who is unable to join the team due to FIPS-ed eligibility rules.

Captain Tomek Kurman says:- I am delighted to present this team which once again includes top rod Jacek Gorny who ran away with the qualifiers with his storming performance. I would also like to make a particular mention to David Bowles whose great performance I witnessed as he qualified for the team for the first time!

The NCFFI would like to thank everyone who took part in the qualifiers, the stewards who gave up their free time to record and assist and for the NCFFI Predator CLUB for their organisation.

For the full results and the championship programme visit https://www.ncffi.ie/international/predator-team-ireland/